Grateful Dead Live at Hampton Coliseum on 1985-03-21
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Alabama Getaway ->
Greatest Story Ever Told
They Love Each Other
I Ain't Superstitious ->
Down In The Bottom
Looks Like Rain ->
Might As Well
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Playing In The Band ->
The Wheel ->
The Other One ->
Wharf Rat ->
Around And Around ->
Johnny B. Goode
Keep Your Day Job
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|Alabama Getaway ->|
|Greatest Story Ever Told|
|They Love Each Other|
|I Ain't Superstitious -> Down In The Bottom|
|Dupree's Diamond Blues|
|Looks Like Rain ->|
|Might As Well|
|China Cat Sunflower ->|
|I Know You Rider|
|Playing In The Band ->|
|Spacey Playin' Jam ->|
|Playin' Tease ->|
|The Wheel ->|
|The Other One ->|
|Wharf Rat ->|
|Around and Around ->|
|Johnny B. Goode|
I'll apologize upfront for the lack of archival information of this source. I made a cassette copy of this show when I was in college 20 some odd years ago from a cassette of unknown generation. When I bought my first computer with a CD burner back in 1999 I transferred the cassette recording to CD. Since I have never seen a SBD copy of this show circulate over the years and no SBD seed is listed in the etree database, I thought I'd post it for those interested (and just maybe a cleaner seed will surface as result?). The recording has enough hiss, warble, pops, and clicks to make the pure audiophile cringe, but don't let it scare you - I was thrilled to get my hands on a SBD of this quality 20+ years ago. It's just easy to get spoiled by the quality that circulates today.
As for the show itself, I've always felt that it was underrated. The setlist is fairly typical of a tour opener, but the playing is crisp and clean throughout and the band shows lots of energy. Nothing particularly stands out in the first set, but the band is tight showing no signs of sloppiness. The China -> Rider has always been one of my favorites. The Playin' in the Band -> Drums -> Space is absolutely fantastic. I've always felt the best Drums -> Space were played in 1985 and this show supports that opinion. Great show for Brent, he really tears up the second set! For me, some shows just emote the feeling the band is genuinely happy to be there and this show is one of them.
Alabama Getaway beginning cuts and the quality of the recording is a little rough, but improves.
The jam in Playing in the Band is spectacular and the original taper must have thought so too, having broke it out as a separate jam on the tape cover, which I honored in the transfer to CD. The jam actually extends 3 minutes into Drums.
Two second cut in Drums at 6:22 (tape flip?)
Jerry teases with the first few notes of St. Stephen during Space.
Around and Around has small cut at 2:33.
J.B. Goode end is cut and Day Job is missing.
- 2008-01-21 01:19:44
- Unknown SBD source > Cass(x) > WAV > CD > WAV > FLAC
- Hampton, VA
- Unknown SBD SOurce
- Hampton Coliseum
Subject: Great Show
Subject: Bound to wind up DEAD..
Jerry blows lyrics, They would pretty much shelve the getaway after 85, Too bad, I think it is a great tune.
T.L.E.O- Perhaps in a nod to this songs 73 roots they have some zing to this. (Healy with that reverb)
El Paso> Tenn Jed ----85 had a bunch of these odd couplets that worked nicely.
I Ain't Superstitious ->The Bottom--Notice this keeps the same time as the original MINGLEWOOD from the early days. "We all need each other, you know its true"
Dupree's Diamond Blues-Song rocked in 85
Looks Like Rain ->Might As Well- The LLR has a faster clip to it. Bob gives us some free advice with a rhyme --- and MIGHT AS WELL is for us dancin' fools!
China ->Rider--Solid. When Jerry was down or scattered vocally, Weir could go up and Garcia's guitar was the center of the GD Universe.
Playing In The Band -> I like the Playin' jam!!!
Drums ->Space ->
The Wheel ->The Other One ->
(They had just done Other 1>Wheel in Berkeley)
I like the transition from Wheel to Other One which seemed flavored by the pre-drum P.I.T.B jam.
Wharf Rat ->Around And Around ->Johnny B. Goode
(Weir brings the st-stut-stutter for Round)
Good show and i concur with Matthew Vernon
the band is smiling as they play..
Subject: Hampton '85
Before them, the boys do a solid Cali Feb run and after these 2, you have Springfield, Nassau, and Philly. For the most part those shows are all 4 stars or better. I KNOW not every show can get 5 stars - kind of defeats the purpose.
But I agree with 8995 below - Weir is a force in just about '85 show.
I remember people saying "he's trying to hard" or "he wants to be sammy haggar" , etc....
IMHO - Weir just steps up for Garcia (whose playing is phenomonal this year, but whose "presence" sometimes wandered).
Superstious>bottom (did they ever play a bad one?) is unreal here. China>Rider, etc...
Weir could be quirky to some, but he is absolutely "on" for most of the '85 shows.
This show - in another year - would be in the top 5. But is easy to over look with the aforementioned Spring run...the Summer shows - and of course the legendary Fall East Coast run.
Enjoy and God Bless.
Subject: Another great show from March, '85!
The show starts with a rousing Alabama Getaway>Greatest Story that features fiery soloing and solid vocals. This duo starts the set off with a bang and the energy continues throughout the evening. They Love Each Other slows the pace a bit but Jerry's vocal performance is good and his solo is very spirited. An unusual El Paso>Tennessee Jed combo is next, featuring great guitar work by Garcia. His noodling behind Bobby's vocals during El Paso is very enthusiastic. Jed is lengthy and twangy, a nice rendition. The Superstitious/Bottom combo fills the Bobby blues slot nicely, featuring some firey slide work and a nice Brent solo. The Looks Like Rain>Might As Well combo that finishes the set is enthusiastic and features some great licks from Garcia.
The second set starts off with a bang and continues the energy with an amazing China>Rider which is one of the highlights of the evening. It starts off a bit sloppy but they pull things together quickly and there is some furious jamming in the transition and during Rider. Jerry belts out the headlight line and the crowd goes nuts! A very spacey Playin' concludes the pre Drums segment with a long, dark trippy jam. This is another highlight of the evening with Boby providing some nice accompaniment to jerry's noodling. After Space they tease a Playin' reprise but instead go into The Wheel. A brief Other One has a nice psychedelic jam and quickly segues into a soulful rendition of Wharf Rat in the ballad slot. The jam at the end is long and intense. This version should not be missed. Bob closes out the show with two rockin' tunes. Don't sleep on this show!
Subject: text corrections/additions
Subject: Teasing St. Stephen??
I was at this show, as well as having seen St. Stephen, and I think this statement is totally wrong. There are only 12 notes on the guitar (and any western instrument) and F# is one of them. F# is the first two notes of St. Stephen. You could say than he teased this on every space as it is hard to avoid an F# when your noodling during space for 8-10 minutes, running up & down the fretboard with only 12 notes to play. I'v played guitar professionally for 35 years and have a very good ear (especially for Dead songs) and I don't hear it. I do hear a lot of F3's though.
Subject: Jerry In Red
Subject: Thanx but NEVER cut a Playin' jam!